Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program

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Medical Laboratory Technology (MLT) Program

Program Overview

If you are intrigued with science, healthcare, have an investigative mind, and aspire for skills that lead to a broad range of career options, then the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at GU is for you.

The Medical Laboratory Technologist is an integral part of the healthcare team. Through laboratory analysis of human samples,the medical laboratory technologist provide vital information about the status and function of the body and its systems to be utilized in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease.

This unique program at GU qualifies graduates to work in medical and research laboratories and bridge the gap between the laboratory physician and technician, providing the required basic and laboratory sciences and acquiring practical skills in various subspecialties of the medical laboratory. It ensures mastering the use of laboratory equipment based on the full understanding of the fundamental engineering knowledge and training on operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting.

So, What Is a Medical Lab Technologist?

A medical lab technologist analyzes body fluids and tissues for proper diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. They might also ensure blood types match before transfusions or test urine samples for drugs.

What does a medical lab technologist do?

  • Draw blood samples from patients.
  • Perform the requested testing procedures using a range of testing techniques. Examples: using an automated analyzer to perform chemical measurements; identifying cells and bacteria visually using a microscope.
  • Prepare a wide variety of sample types for analysis, such as blood, body fluids, tissue samples, and culture swabs.
  • Validate the testing results based on a quality assurance system.

This program at GU is characterized by several aspects of excellence including sophisticated teaching and learning systems based on standards, thus keeping pace with contemporary global trends and partnerships with international academic counterparts based on global references.

Degree Requirements

In order to graduate from this program, you need to study the following credit hours:
University Requirement: 20 Credit Hours.

General Field Requirement: 27 Credit Hours.

Major Requirements: 83 Credit Hours.

Total: 130 Credit Hours.

Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation from the Medical Laboratory Technology Program at GU, students are expected to:

  1. Master the requisite core concepts and competencies necessary for medical laboratory technology.
  2. Comprehend, analyze, integrate, and synthesize scientific and medical information or data to guide clinical, professional, and scientific decision-making.
  3. Communicate intro- and inter-professionally within the scientific community.
  4. Employ professional and ethical conduct while working in a clinical setting.

Potential Career Opportunities

Begin a career immediately upon graduation. Medical lab technologists work in hospitals, public health laboratories, IVD and pharmaceutical industries, biotechnology companies, or research institutions. The Clinical Laboratory Technologist has one of the most marketable careers. Our graduates will find jobs in;

Technical Positions

  • Hospitals.
  • Private laboratories.
  • Public health labs.
  • Forensic labs.
  • Research & Development.
  • Biotechnology.
  • Flow cytometry.
  • Blood Banks.

Non-technical Positions

  • Infection Control Officer.
  • Quality Assurance Director.
  • Director of Safety.
  • Waste Control officer.
  • Director of Laboratory Marketing.
  • Lab Billing Specialist.

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